This is day 3 in Sault Ste. Marie. We are in Aune-Osbourne Campground on the St. Mary's River. Basically a large parking lot for RVs. Very clean and well kept. The fun is watching the large barges and freightliners pass by just yards from our window. They are heading into or coming from the Soo Locks.
The Soo Locks form a passage for deep draft ships around the rapids of the St. Mary's River. It is the only lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway that can handle the super freighters which are up to 1000 ft long, with a clearance of 1' to 2' on the sides.
Today is a rainy day. We decided to go through a old freighter, turned museum. You could have a couple of football fields in there, with bleachers.
It is cool and we finally have to get out jackets.
We decided we would take a drive over the International Bridge and check out the other side of the river. The International Bridge connects two cities, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The city's downtown sits on an island, with the locks to the north, and the Sault Ste. Marie Power Canal to the south. The bridge is 3 miles long. To our surprise when we got through U.S. customs the line coming back into the U.S. from Canada spanded the whole bridge. We checked out the waterfront and downtown and headed back home. It took a little over an hour to get over the bridge. Then we got pulled over and our car x-rayed once we got through customs. What's another 20 minutes?
Our pictures are from our campsite, a boat tour, a museum tour and our car trip over the bridge. Lots of pictures of ships. I think we are 'shipped' out right now.